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Stephen King

Westminster Tour Guide

I’m a part-time historian, full-time Londoner and fully qualified tour guide. Introducing guests to the secrets of my hometown is a passion. My tours aim to uncover the often overlooked histories and hidden backstreets of London. Nothing pleases me more than showing a local an interesting gem that they have been walking past for years! My tours are friendly, fun and informative and will happily take you for a detour to find the best ice-cream shop.

I have a particular love for south of the river, Borough and Bankside, the often lawless, but always fun bit of London. When not touring or thinking about walking tours I like nothing better than reading about Victorian palaeontologists.

Oh, and I have a phd in Oceanography – now, that’s another story!

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Private tours with Stephen:

Soho Private Tour
Explore the many nasal passageways of Soho and the West End including art installations and body bits.
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Clapham Common Tour
Discover the often hidden histories of the famous Clapham Common with your very own private tour guide.
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Scientists and Monsters Private Tour
Discover London's scientists and the monsters they inspired with your very own private tour guide.
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Secrets of Belgravia Tour
Discover the beautiful and exclusive area of Belgravia with your very own private tour guide.
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Southwark Private Tour
Southwark was once a mecca for miscreants who enjoyed its taverns and theatres, brothels, and bear-baiting.
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Bespoke Tour
Tailor your London tour Looking for a more personal experience? Get what you really want from your London trip with a bespoke private tour.
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Read Stephen's Reviews

Mary
November 1, 2021

Brilliant brilliant History Walk on Clapham Common with Stephen. As someone born and raised in Clapham there was many things I learnt on this informative tour. A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Geoffrina
October 3, 2021

A great area for a walk led by a professional and knowledgable guide. I particularly enjoyed the history along the Thames and the quieter streets where you can find the original site of Globe and Rose theatres. Ending at Tate modern. Lovely day as well.

Margaret
September 28, 2021

A fascinating visit to a very interesting part of Central London, this was a great way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon. Stephen was very informative, and punctured a few myths about the homes of the famous. He is also very up to date, with contemporary art locations as well as the burial place of Shakespeare’s brother. This walk is highly recommended, even if you have lived in London a long time.

Marilyn
September 27, 2021

A gentle walk, with fascinating insights into the changing landscape of this area and some colourful characters who lived or worked here. Stephen is clearly very well-informed, but wears his erudition lightly and is a friendly, cheerful group leader.

Nick
September 30, 2021

Very interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide. I particularly liked the chewing gum art work on the south side of the Millennium Bridge, something that could have easily been missed. I also like the fact this company seems to cater for Londoners as opposed to tourists like some other walking tour companies do. My only criticism of this tour was that the guide was sometimes hard to hear. Maybe a portable microphone could be the solution?

Julia
February 27, 2022

Had such a fabulous afternoon. Steve was a wonderful guide – interesting and knowledgeable. The walk was a great pace and it was so nice to be somewhere so green and away from people and traffic. Have already booked another for a few weeks time.

Myrtle
February 27, 2022

I definitely enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was brilliant, lively, well prepared, knew the history of the are and excellent delivery of it. I would surely recommend it to others.

Barbara
November 28, 2021

Stephen delivers such an interesting, clear and enthusiastic talk that will brighten up the day no matter how rainy and windy.